Latest posts by KT53

recommendations for garden design software

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 16:40

I have looked several times over the years but never found anything which is remotely up to the job.  Software is obviously out there, but I suspect is aimed at the pro's with a price tag to match.

Your Best Christmas Present

Posted: 29/12/2016 at 08:39

For me it has to be books.  I love reading biographies, particularly sport and music related, but generally download to my Kindle if buying myself.  I always put 2 or 3 options on my list each year and this year got all 3.  On rubbish days when the garden isn't an option I like to put my feet up with a real book.

Spring bulbs blooming already

Posted: 28/12/2016 at 08:47
Ash Bennette says:

Darn it. I will plant more next year.

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 Isn't it a bit late to be planting bulbs to flower in spring 2017? 

Spring bulbs blooming already

Posted: 27/12/2016 at 15:38

If by 'next spring' you mean March / April 2017 then the answer is a definite NO.  They won't flower again for another year.

RIP Rick Parfitt

Posted: 26/12/2016 at 12:31

I love Quo, but really don't think Rick Parfitt is on a par with George Michael as far as the range of music is concerned.  Rick certainly lasted longer than GM although it could be suggested that the excesses in both lifestyles mirrored each other.

programmes to watch

Posted: 25/12/2016 at 10:10
aym280 says:

Clarice: It went very quickly. It's the first time I went to that area of the hospital and I was amazed at the number of people working there, all sitting in front of a huge monitor 21" more likely and using their scanner. I could do a job like that. 

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 I don't think you meant it that way but that could be read as suggesting that they have an easy job which anybody can do.  Radiology is a highly skilled profession.


Posted: 25/12/2016 at 10:05

When I was at school we used to sing "Hark the hairy angels sing"  It was an all boys school and we didn't enjoy assembly!

RIP Rick Parfitt

Posted: 24/12/2016 at 20:37

As he acknowledged, he'd given his body a hammering over the years.  Sad though that this happens after he slowed down.  Always loved 'Quo'.

Shrub flowering at the wrong time. Why?

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 14:03

Yes.  The current weather patterns with warmer temperatures have confused many plants over the past several years.

How far back should i prune my apple tree?

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 20:32

As pansyface says, cut out any dead or crossing wood, with particular attention for any branches rubbing against each other.  That's the quickest way to get disease into the tree.

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